You have the right to a safe work environment. This means your employer must protect you and your coworkers from known hazards that could cause illness or injury. Your employer must also provide you with the information, training, tools, and equipment necessary to safely perform your job. Unfortunately, not all workplaces meet these standards. Unsafe […]
Who pays medical bills while my case is pending?
The cost of medical treatment, medications, rehabilitation, and other expenses following an injury-causing incident can be overwhelming for victims and their families. Although a personal injury settlement can provide substantial financial compensation for those expenses, it isn’t available right away and the bills continue to accumulate while your case is pending. Fortunately, there are options […]
Crash vs. accident: The difference might surprise you
Any collision that results in injury or even in damage to your property is, of course, an event that you want to avoid. Most people lump all of these incidents into the category of “accidents,” but, to us and the clients we represent, there are some important differences between “accidents” and “crashes.” The term “accident” […]
Several NC cities listed among the most dangerous for pedestrians. Review these pedestrian safety tips.
North Carolina has several important safety measures that are intended to protect pedestrians but are often ignored by motorists and can lead to tragic results. Continue reading to understand the extent of pedestrian injuries and fatalities in North Carolina. You’ll also learn some of the most dangerous places to take a walk in our area. […]
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act Could Affect You or Your Family
You probably have seen the commercials or the news about Camp Lejeune: The Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA) was signed into law. Service members and their families could receive payment for medical issues from contaminated water. You are hearing about lawyers making claims and possible damages for cancer and other injuries. If you were at […]
Can my employer fire me for filing a workers’ compensation claim?
If you were hurt at work, the last thing you should worry about is whether your employer can fire you for filing an injury claim. Unfortunately, this is a real fear for many people hurt at work in North Carolina who deserve compensation. The good news is that North Carolina law prohibits employers from firing […]
Most Common Accidents That Lead to Death & Wrongful Death Claims
If you lost a loved one in an accident that wasn’t their fault, you could be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death claim. The purpose of a wrongful death claim is to lessen the financial burden on your household due to your loved one’s untimely passing. While a wrongful death claim can never […]
Are undocumented workers eligible for workers’ compensation?
If you are injured at work it can wreck your health, your income, and your work. In North Carolina, workers’ compensation benefits are meant to help you after an injury or work-related condition until you can get back to work. If you are an undocumented worker you are eligible for the same compensation. An undocumented […]
How Can You Stay Safe at Work?
By Durham Construction Accident Lawyers This week is North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, a week dedicated to communicating and educating about occupational safety procedures and the implementation of the systems needed in the workplace to ensure employees are protected. As Durham construction accident lawyers, we know that All workers should feel safe at […]
We remember workers who have lost their lives on the job
Today is Workers’ Memorial Day, a day when we remember all the workers who lost their lives on the job. It is also a time we reflect on ways to continue fighting for safe workplaces and stop these needless accidents from occurring in the first place. Every worker should feel protected at work from physical […]